[Rt-devel] 3.6.0pre1 PATCH: fix searching of days
ruslan.zakirov at gmail.com
Tue May 2 17:12:26 EDT 2006
On 4/28/06, Jesse Vincent <jesse at bestpractical.com> wrote:
> David Schweikert wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I noticed that when searching for tickets that have a due date on a given
> > date, the searched date is wrong by one day.
> > The problem lies in the timezone handling and how the range for the day
> > is calculated.
> Looking through the backlog, the reason I didn't end up applying this
> patch is due to the use of localtime(). Instead, it should use RT::Date,
> as in RT 3.7, RT::Date should automatically handle the timezone
> conversion to do the right thing for you. (Ruz, can you confirm that?)
RT::Date has no interface for this even in 3.7. I suggested
SetToLocalMidnight several years ago:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=107073178300004&r=1&w=2, but thread
end up with workaround for real problem. 3.7 branch has code to get
date in different timezone contexts: user, server and UTC, but set*
methods still use old magic assumptions about input data.
See comments about the patch below:
> > In Tickets_Overlay.pm there is the following code:
> > # if we're specifying =, that means we want everything on a
> > # particular single day. in the database, we need to check for >
> > # and < the edges of that day.
> > my $daystart = strftime( "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M",
> > gmtime( $time - ( $time % 86400 ) ) );
> > my $dayend = strftime( "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M",
> > gmtime( $time + ( 86399 - $time % 86400 ) ) );
> > Note that when you enter a date, it is parsed in the local time zone (which is
> > a good thing to do) and, unless you specify it, the time is set to 00:00:00.
> > So, if you search for 2006-04-14 in my timezone (+0200), it will be parsed as
> > 2006-04-14 00:00:00 +0200. The Unix time is however stored in UTC, so
Unix time has no timezone information, it's number of seconds passed
since 1970-01-01 00:00, but you can tie the number to the timezone
when you call gmtime or localtime functions.
> > internally it is 2006-04-13 22:00:00 +0000. Using the above formulas, it gives:
> > daystart = 2006-04-13 00:00:00 +0000
> > dayend = 2006-04-13 23:59:59 +0000
> > ... which is not what I expect when searching.
Yep, above formulas use GMT timezone to get start and end of the day
and it's not what users expect.
> > The attached patch fixes this problem.
I don't think this patch should be applied, it's a little bit hacky,
uses lazy date/time calcualtions, I would suggest attached patch as
equivalent that's more descriptive and has comments that clarifies
SetToLocalMidnight block. I don't think this method should be
introduced in RT-3.4 or 3.5, but in 3.7 I would like to implement
timezone context argument for all Set* methods, so it would be
possible to run something like $date->SetToMidnight( timezone =>
Best regards, Ruslan.
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